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Eito Kusakabe, M.S., CCP, Director

Background

I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 10 years and completed a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology degree at Mercer University.  I hold a Master of Science in Community Counseling degree also from Mercer University.  My work in the USA entailed providing counseling and support to domestic violence survivors and also to the international population.

As an employee at Tokyo Counseling Services for 5 years, I supported clients from various countries along with Japanese clients.  Colleagues from that office, Ms. Takiguchi, Ms. Takai, and I together established Sky Counseling and Consultation Tokyo in May 2020.

Approaches​

I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with a Person-Centered approach.  I have expertise in working with anxiety, depression, bipolar, panic, sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexuality issues, stress management, and multicultural adjustment.  I also provide support for clients with gender identity disorder and gender dysphoria issues.

Miho Takai, M.A., LMHC, NCC, Certified EFT Therapist

Background

I was born and raised in Japan, and spent 7 months in Kenya and 10 years in the U.S. I hold an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, Washington, U.S.) and National Certified Counselor (NCC, U.S.). I am also a certified EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) therapist. I provided individual, couples, family and group counseling sessions at community mental health agencies in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, and Kent in Washington state, U.S. I also provided counseling at a psychology clinic at a university in the city of Seattle.  Just like now, I worked with clients with various mental health challenges and symptoms from diverse backgrounds.

In Japan, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families at Tokyo Counseling Services using English and Japanese. I am experienced with seeing individuals with or without mental health challenges, working with various couples including international & interracial couples, and LGBTQIA+ couples. 

Approaches

In order to work with clients holistically, I integrate various approaches in my practice of individual counseling. With Client Centered approaches as a base, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Family Systems, Attachment theory, Object Relations, Existential Psychology, Narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). 

In couples and family counseling, my primary approach is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples/Families (EFCT/EFFT). This method was developed by Dr. Sue Johnston from Canada, which is based on a theory of adult Love and attachment, as well as processes for healing distressed relationships. The EFT approach is widely used in clinical settings; it is an “experiential” approach. I support ”you” in experiencing the repair process of entangled relationships with a felt sense of healing. EFT helps you to emerge from the cycles and patterns of your painful conflicts with your partner, and to rebuild your relationship with security and connectedness. If you have had trauma and/or attachment trauma, I aim to ensure that you feel safe enough before proceeding.

Having strong healthy attachment bonds equate to couples feeling safer together; knowing that they are most important to one another; may be more flexible in problem solving; can communicate better; and can manage conflicts better being securely connected and emotionally close. Whether it be the wish to deepen relationships with a partner, issues with affairs, repeated conflicts, intimacy concerns, contemplating separation, issues arising in non-traditional relationships, or other needs and backgrounds, I welcome and wish to support you all in your endeavors. 

I welcome you all!

Naoko Bridle,MPsycClin 

Psychotherapist

Background

Master's in Clinical PsychologyBachelor degrees in Psychology and Biomedical Science

Completed Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1, 2, &3 EAP Consultant

Lorinda Kiyama, Ed.D.

Psychotherapist

Background

I am an American who first moved to Japan in 1985 and has lived here for over 25 years.  In 1994, I married a Japanese and am blessed to be a mother to a son and a daughter.  I have worked at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2005 and am an associate professor in the Academy for Leadership and the Institute for Liberal Arts, where I teach courses on intercultural understanding, conflict resolution, relationship psychology, noh and psychodrama, and Japanese poetry.  I also serve as a student counselor.  For over a decade, I have supported international couples in Japan who are adopting through the Japanese family courts, both as a volunteer interpreter and as a member of the board of directors of a Japanese adoption agency.  I have also researched families in the US and Japan who have a member with high-functioning autism, and created an online support group for those in Japan.  In 2018, I visited Bangladesh with the American Psychological Association and interacted with psychologists there, as well as witnessed a refugee camp.  I hope to continue research with colleagues in Bangladesh. 

 

Approaches

Having completed the certificate program in process-oriented psychology, I work with each client to offer the most appropriate approach for their individual needs.  Areas of focus include communication and cultural differences, anxiety, depression, neurodiversity and autism, infertility and adoption, and trauma. 

Yasue Yoshiike, M.A.,Psychotherapist

Background

I completed my master’s degree in Psychology at Ochanomizu University.

I have 41 years of experience, 25 years in Japan and 16 years in the United States, as a mental health counselor for adults. I moved back to Japan in 2008 from the United States. Counseling in both English and Japanese. I am specialized in international marriage/couples counseling and an author on the subject of couples relationships and solving marital conflicts.

Approaches

My basic approach is grounded in Jungian psychology, but I use many other techniques according to what is considered to be the most effective, to support the clients and solve their problems.

I also specialize in marriage/couples counseling for both Japanese couples and interracial couples.

Counseling is available in both Japanese and English.

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Sonmi Son, M.S., CCP,CPP,IT

Background

I am a third generation Korean, born and raised in Japan (unfortunately my Korean is not good enough to offer sessions in Korean…) and have had an interest in learning about different culture from young age. I have been abroad in Australia as a high school student, US for my Bachelors degree, and UK for my Masters degree. I obtained my M.S. in clinical psychology from Waseda University.

 

After graduating, I worked at mental health clinic in Tokyo for several years. At the clinic, I offered psychological tests and individual as well as group therapy. During that time, I also had a privilege to provide counseling to junior high school students who suffered from the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku area.

For over a decade, I have offered counseling to international residents living in Japan who go through difficult times with the job, relationship, depression and anxiety or whatever the difficulties they might have come across. Currently I work at Tsukuba University and Tokyo Institute of Technology to support international students.

Approaches

I have completed training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and more recently completed an introductory course on Emotionally Focused Therapy. In my counseling, I apply the approaches in accordance with individual needs.

I treat clients with anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, work and relationship related issues.

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